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Calvert to celebrate local businesses

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Department of Economic Development (DED) celebrate Business Appreciation Week annually to showcase and celebrate local businesses. This year Business Appreciation Week...

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State offers grants to help farmers fight runoff

The Board of Public Works today approved $615,683 in Agricultural Water Quality Cost-Share grants, which help farmers install best management practices that significantly reduce nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and accelerate Bay restoration...

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Charles County Sheriff's Office warns of copper thefts

The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating several reports of copper thefts in which suspects stole copper wiring from large light poles. The most recent theft occurred at a school. On April 16 at about 3:30 a.m., a patrol officer was...

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Speakers at short budget hearing highlight school system needs

The public hearing on the Recommended St. Mary's County Fiscal Year 2015 Budget was relatively short and uneventful by historic standards. The hearing at Chopticon High School was over in two hours, with almost half of that taken up with an explanation of the budget by County Chief Financial Officer

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Man slugs inmate over chess game

A disturbance at the St. Mary's County Detention Center brought Corporal E. Johnson to the facility for the report of a fight between inmates. The investigation revealed suspect John Otha Dickens Jr., 24, of no fixed address, struck another inmate with his fists...

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Dr. Lipoff: How to Avoid Neck Pain when Traveling

"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success." - John D. Rockefeller The prospect of travel creates fear in even the most worthy adventurer, many of them my patients. The fear...

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Death of infant under investigation

St. Mary's County deputies and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a residence on Fox Chase Drive on April 16 at 4:44 a.m. for the report of a 3 month old female not breathing. CPR was immediately initiated and the infant was transported...

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Ellynne en Pointe: GOP governor's candidate forum

Three of the 2014 Maryland GOP gubernatorial candidates spoke at a forum sponsored by the Maryland Republican Women at the Holiday Inn in Solomons on April 11. Addressing the capacity audience were Harford County Executive David Craig, two-term Maryland State Delegate and ranking Republican member..

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Poll shows gubernatorial race narrowing

A new poll has shown the Maryland gubernatorial race tightening. The poll released by the Gansler/Ivey campaign shows that the lead by the Brown/Ulman ticket has been reduced from 23 percent two months ago to single digits last week.

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St. Mary's County honors its employees

The St. Mary's County Commissioners on Tuesday presented awards in five categories to their employees. Employee of the Year in the Administrative category was Kim Cullins of the Recreation and Parks Department. Employee of the Year in the Non-Administrative category was Julianna Goldsmith, also...

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Calvert County Sheriff's Office crime report

During the week of April 7 through April 13 deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office responded to 1,675 calls for service throughout the community. Citizens with information on the following crimes or any criminal activity in Calvert County who wish...

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Judge Frank Lancaster Appointed to State Conference of Orphans' Court

Judge Frank H. Lancaster, sitting Judge of Charles County Orphans' Court, has been appointed by Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Court of Appeals of Maryland, to serve on the Conference of Orphans' Court Judges. The Conference of Orphans'...

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Morton discusses domestic violence with group

Calvert County Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Morton was the guest speaker for the April meeting of the county's Neighborhood Watch program. The session was held Monday, April 14 at the Holiday Inn Express in Prince Frederick.

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Celebrate spring at HSMC on May Day

Days are longer, flowers are blooming, and hearts are light! Historic St. Mary's City will host May Day revels on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Celebrate spring with the colonists - rally 'round the may pole, learn a colonial dance, and play games...

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Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf course set to open

The Charles County Parks Division invites the public to the grand opening of the Turkey Hill Park Disc Golf Course on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. The Southern Maryland Disc Golf Club (SMDGC) is co-sponsoring the event, which is open to all ages. This...

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Paint the Town Purple in Calvert County

The American Cancer Society will "Paint the Town Purple" in celebration of its annual Relay For Life event. On May 3, Relay For Life volunteers will be contacting area groups, churches, and businesses to encourage community members to form teams...

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Motor vehicle accident in Chaptico

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Units respond to house fire in Lexington Park

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Plant expansion opponents address board

Opponents of a plan to build a $3.8 billion liquefaction facility at a 40-year-old Lusby gas plant decided to take their case to the Calvert County Commissioners Tuesday, April 15. Additionally, one of the local residents opposed to Dominion's plan to export...

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Plans presented for Leonardtown Library renovation

The St. Mary's County Commissioners on Tuesday got their first look at plans for the renovation of the Leonardtown Library. The commissioners decided last year to go for a renovation of the existing facility instead of building a new one. They have...

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